Health Benefits of using Hemp Oil

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 Health Benefits of using Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is a protein-rich oil. It is scientifically proven to be highly beneficial to the human body in many ways.

Healthy Benefits of Using Hemp Oil

The many health benefits of using hemp oil are discussed below.

Cardiovascular health

Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids: Omega 6 and Omega 3.  They increase immunity and improve cardiovascular health. 

Antiaging

Who doesn't want to look younger? Tired of wrinkles? Use hemp oil. Several studies and experiments have proven that the linoleic acid present in hemp oil slows down the aging process and fights psoriasis.

Improved mood

Another benefit of the essential fatty acids found in hemp oil is improving your mood. This is great for people suffering from mental disorders or constant mood swings. Several pieces of research have shown that Omega 3 supplementation can be helpful in improving symptoms of bipolar disorder. Others have found a reduction of symptoms in ADHD as well as autism. This happens (maybe) because essential fatty acids are critical to maintaining brain function.

Endocannabinoids are also very important for stable and better mood. The endocannabinoid system regulates the release of neurotransmitters; some of these play vital roles in conditions i.e. anxiety and depression. Take note that endocannabinoids are formed with fats. So having extra fatty acids in your diet gives your body the ability to generate these lipids.

Healthy hair

Hemp seed oil also contains ceramides. Ceramides are lipids (fats) that support the growth and development of cellular membranes. You can think of cellular membranes as the doors that let substances to pass in or out of the cell. When it comes to your hair, ceramides help prevent excess moisture from exiting the cells. Consuming hemp oil in your diet or simply by masking your hair once a week with hemp oil can lock the moisture in the cells and hence improve its quality and health. Ceramides also help prevent skin dehydration and dryness. 

Cure Hormonal Imbalances

 

Hemp oil is also ideal for maintaining hormonal balance. Hemp is the only edible oil seed that provides gamma-linolenic acid. This acid eventually converts into protective hormone prostaglandin PGE1 that regulates the hormonal balance. PGE1 also supports menopausal health. PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a big problem in today's teenage girls that can be cured by hemp oil that helps to eliminate hormonal imbalance.

Healthy skin

Hemp oil regenerates the protective layer of your skin. As discussed earlier, hemp oil has a high content of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Thus it has a composition similar to skin lipids that make it a great natural emollient. It is highly recommended for people with dry and dehydrated skin and nails. 

Good for vegetarians

Hemp oil is ideal for vegetarians too. "How?" you might ask. Well getting a balanced amount of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids can be hard for vegans as they don't consume meat and chicken. Hemp oil contains the right ratio of these fatty acids that compensates for the deficiency caused by just consuming vegetables. 

Good for heart patients

Hemp oil also lowers cholesterol levels. This is the only vegetable oil to contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in the ratio of 3:1. Hemp oil helps lower cholesterol levels by speeding up metabolic processes. High paced metabolism means that fats will burn at a faster rate and hence won't be deposited on the artery walls. Lumen won't be narrowed, and the risk of a heart attack would be decreased. 

Beneficial for diabetics

For people with diabetes, hemp oil is a great food additive due to its low carbohydrate and sugar content.  The components of hemp oil can help keep the blood sugar levels moderate.

Prevents Psoriasis

Hemp oil is said to be capable of preventing psoriasis.  Psoriasis is caused by the deficiency of Omega-6 fatty acids in your body. Hemp oil contains fatty acids that help improve skin hydration and keeps it oxygenated. 

Improves immunity

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids improve the overall immunity of your body and regulate intestinal flora. This, in turn, builds a natural shield against microbes and increases the resistance levels of the body.

Demyelination

Fatty acids are required for healthy cell membrane growth and structure. These fatty acids, present in hemp oil, prevent demyelination (the destruction of myelin sheath which is a membrane that protects the nerve cells).

Prevents varicose veins

Hemp oil is known to be effective when it comes to preventing varicose veins. Being high in Omega-3, hemp oil can cause thinning of your blood. This reduces blood clots and hence varicose veins.

If you’ve been meaning to add hemp oil in your life you should go ahead and experience the healthy benefits that accompanies it.